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FutureLogic Launches Eclipse' Printer

California-based printer manufacturer FutureLogic, Inc., announced the launch of “Eclipse,” a universal ticket and receipt printer designed to handle outdoor applications.

According to the company, Eclipse was developed in response to continued industry demand for robust outdoor printing solutions. The new printer excels in the most extreme operating conditions and in a broad range of applications.

The Eclipse heavy-duty thermal printer delivers an industry-best throughput of 250mm per second even in the harshest environments (-20 degrees C to +60 degrees C and 10 percent to 85 percent RH, non-condensing), making it what FutureLogic calls the most reliable roll printer in its class.

The Eclipse printer is equipped with USB 2.0 and RS-232 interfaces. It also offers multiple printer and paper roll mounting positions that can accommodate paper widths of 80 or 82.5mm and paper rolls of 100, 150, 200 and 250mm in diameter. This equates to over 770m of paper, enabling the Eclipse printer to provide 5,000 6-inch receipts on a single roll.

To optimize security, the high-speed printer features a rugged presenter and advanced “eject and retract” technology that allows for storage of unclaimed receipts in an auxiliary tray.
Bulgarian Company Chooses MEI
City Casino Group of Bulgaria has selected the Cashflow SC83 bill validator from payment mechanism specialist MEI to be installed as standard equipment on all new slot machines.

City Casino operates over 1,200 slots and other electronic gaming tables at 17 venues around the country, with plans to expand further in 2010.

Georgi Stefanov, project manager at City Casino, said, “Our strategy is to be acquainted with the premium product manufacturers in the casino industry. We had heard so much positive feedback from casinos specifying the MEI Cashflow SC83 that we were very keen to take part in a VAT.”

“VAT” is MEI shorthand for “value-added trial,” which allows an operator to test the quality of MEI products under live-action conditions.

“The ease of entering the banknotes is paramount-the experience with note rejection and
note jams, leading to machine downtime, had a negative impact on our business in the past,” said Stefanov. “The MEI Cashflow SC83 has solved this problem for us. It has been reliable since the first day in operation.”

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